Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events around Maryland


“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anne Arundel County:

“Everyone Can Serve”: MLK Day of Service

Date: January 20, 2014 Time: 10:00-2:00p.m.

“Everyone Can Serve”: Day of Service presented by the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County and Church on the Rock (in honor of MLK). Church on the Rock, 649 Old Mill Road, Millersville, MD 21108.

Families and individual volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on volunteer projects organized by several community organizations. Sign up for  10:00 to 11:30 or  12:30pm to 2:00pm Free

Baltimore City:

Connected to the Dream: 39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast

Date: Friday, January 17th, Time: 9:00am

Keynote Speaker:

The Reverend Alvin Hathaway, PhD Senior Pastor, Union Baptist Church

Cost: Tickets: $20

Druid Hill Family Center Y 1609 Druid Hill Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Date: January 20, 2014, Time: 12:00 PM Location: Steps off at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, and travels south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

American Visionary Art Museum Celebrates MLK Day

January 20, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FREE admission and educational programming!

A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America’s history. Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and a special performance from Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company at this FREE, fun-filled day!

The museum is FREE & open to the public from 10am–6pm: tour our latest exhibition. Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! For questions, call us at (410) 244-1900. For more information, visit: www.

Walters Art Museum

600 N. Charles Street in Baltimore

Free MLK Jr. Family Festival –

January 20, 2014 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through theatrical and musical performances, our special guests will help us to reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities. Share your dreams, congratulate your personal heroes, and tell your stories through art projects and collaborative activities!

Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s MLK Celebration weekend events

Location: 830 E. Pratt Street

The year 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation, and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. These milestones underscore our MLK Birthday Weekend Celebration. With a theme of service, the museum commemorates Dr. King with music, performances, lectures, and more January 18-20. The programming targets a broad range of audiences: educators, teens, families, and the corporate community. The weekend culminates on Dr. King’s birthday January 20 with a special museum admission of $5.For more information call 443-263-1800

Calvert County

Martin Luther King Breakfast

Date: Monday, January 20, 2014 Time: 8:30 am Location: College of Southern Maryland Sponsored by the National Congress of Black Women, Calvert County Chapter, College of Southern Maryland Calvert County Branch of the NAACP. For more information contact the College of Southern Maryland 443-550-6001 or Glinda Anderson 301-855-1458.

Cost: $40.00 per person

AnnMarie Sculpture Garden Community Art Installation

January 20, 2014

Time: 11a.m.-4p.m. Cost: Free

Location: Ann Marie Gardens, Solomons Island

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with a community art activity! Each year, Annmarie invites guests to help create a community art installation in honor of a dream. The projects vary from year to year, but they are always inspiring and appropriate for all ages and backgrounds. Reservation are not required – just drop in!

Contact: Joyce Freeland 410-535-0413

St. Mary’s County:

St. Mary’s College MLK Day

Prayer Breakfast

Date: January 20, 2014

Time: doors open to 6 a.m. program begins at 8a.m.

Location: St. Mary’s College of Maryland Campus Center $10 Contact Person: Roberto Ifill Website:

MLK Jr. Day Celebration

January 20, 2014 at noon. Celebrate with a living history performance by actor David Mills, music and crafts. View The MLK Streets Project, a revealing documentary that follows a group of teenagers as they explore the conditions of streets named after Dr. King across America. For more information call


Montgomery County

City of Rockville MLK Day

January 20, 2014

The Mayor and Council of Rockville and the Rockville Human Rights Commission will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday with a special program at Richard Montgomery High School. The program theme is courage through the years.

Richard Montgomery High School

Kent County

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration

January 20, 2014

Annual Kent County Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King will feature speaker Joseph E. Morse, founder and editor of Delmarva African American Pride Magazine and singing